Had a good shoot at Essex this morning, felt real good to get out and stroll around on the course. Air wash fresh, weather was perfect and the targets that Essex promised were good to see and some shifting around on the course was also appreciated. Thank you Gus and all your volunteers that helped to put this weekends shoot on.
Looking forward to a regular routine and the upcoming Championship shoot at Chester in June. Be sure to get your practice in as we only have 7 shoots scheduled before the the Championship. Westford is next on our schedule and promises to be interesting.
Don’t forget to pick up a couple of raffle tickets as the weeks go by, they help to support our organization, awards and provide one lucky person with a shopping trip in time for Deer Season.
See you Sunday.
Even with 2 to 4 inches in the forecast for Thursday morning, it really looks like we are going to be getting back out onto the 3D course! Chester did a great job of helping us onto the field a couple of weeks ago and Essex County Sportsman are opening up this weekend. They several new targets, some new inserts and some changes on the course. Don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t wait to get out and stand on my favorite color stake.
Remember, we may be leaving winter behind, but Mud Season always follows! Wear proper footwear, drive with care and get there safely.
GSB is also starting an “End of the Season Raffle”. Same format as before, your choice of $500 cash or $750 shopping credit (my choice) at Big Al’s. Tickets can be purchased from any of our host Club Representatives or GSB Board Members for $5 each, 3 for $10 and the drawing will be close to, if not on, Labor Day 2015. Buy yours early in support of the GSB organization and our commitment to the sport of 3D Archery.
Unfortunately, the depth of the snow in the woods is making course setups trouble for our Clubs and their volunteers. Brentwood regrets having to cancel this weeks shoot, but it is what it is. Please be sure to pass the word around to everyone.
First things first, Thank You to Chester Rod & Gun Club members and others that helped get the course ready for our shoot today. The weather just doesn’t want to let go of winter. The temperature, combined with a strong gusty wind, made this quite a challenge. I saw plenty of young, middle and old attendees today, had two new members sign up for GSB, even had what was without a doubt, the best cup of hot cocoa at the halfway mark thanks to the Chester Team!
Keep an eye on the website for schedule updates, as I fear we are not quite “out of the woods” regarding adjustments. I will post changes immediately when received.
Good to see everyone, Thanks again Chester!
I just received notification that Jim Mulchahey from Chester Rod & Gun Club has indicated the shoot at Chester for March 22nd is going to be held on schedule! There may be some compromises regarding the course and target location due to snow conditions that they may need to work around, but the shoot is on.
Thank you Jim!
Unfortunately, hope isn’t getting us back on the circuit this week as Westford notified us that they will not be able to host the March 8th shoot date due to snow. Too bad, but no one can blame them. The woods even up here are full of with and plenty of depth. Keep checking the website as I will get the shoot schedule updated over the next day or so.
To all. ECSA has to cancel our 3D shoot on Mar 1st ’15. This weather is killing us !!
Everything is buried, targets, stakes etc. Lets hope the weather breaks soon.
Gus Hoaglund, delegate
Lone Pine has also been forced to cry “uncle”! It has been one heck of a winter so far, but it will be getting better soon and we’ll all get back to what we all are looking for. Friends and competition.
Copied from the Forum area of our website regarding the 2/15 event:
The South Fitchburg Hunting and Fishing Club will have to cancel this weekend shoot! We can’t get the the snow machine through the course because of the snow!
I’m very sorry to be so late telling you this, but we were hoping to get it open.
All are disappointed, but under the recent (and upcoming) barrage of storm after storm, it isn’t a surprise that there has been a cancellation, our 2nd of the season. South Fitchburg has developed a reputation for putting on a bang up breakfast, but this weekend I’ll have to fend for myself. Don’t forget your sweethearts and loved ones this Saturday! Hopefully Gary can get the Lone Pine open for us next weekend and we’ll see everyone soon.
This post is copied directly from the Forums:
Gentlemen, ECSA has to cancel our 3D shoot on 8 Feb ’15. Snow is the issue. Paths to targets has 3′-6″ of snow cover. We don’t have the man power to remove & clear the trails to the targets. This is very upsetting for us. This is the first time we have had to do this. Not like us !!!
So sorry guys. The 8th is an open date for another club to pic up.
We also have another event on the same day, ECSA Fishing Derby which was postponed from last weekend, due to snow, to the 8th Feb ’15.
So sorry again. see U all on 8 March ’15
Thank U all !